Fun ... Zambian Style
BY CARLOS ESPINOSA, MESA, ARIZONA, USA - Another fun meeting took place last Saturday, in which Jabbes and his friends were in attendance as part of the crew. One thing that sticks out is the people of Zambia like to get together and have a superb time. We had another opportunity to eat Zambian food, but since I was behind the camera, the food ran out quickly and I did not get to try any. Since I do not eat fish, I did not try the Nemo plate (according to Jeniece). I did try “Samosa” which reminded me of a Mexican pastry called 'empanadas', only they have meat. Even though they were a little spicy, they were very good.
This last Wednesday we had a meeting/training session, which was good since the Arizona Republic was out to interview the crew and learn more about the project. Afterward, we reviewed footage we had captured a couple weeks ago. We got some taste of how the team is working together and recognized the areas of opportunity we have as a crew.
After the meeting, I drove Jabbes home and we were talking about how we are around the corner from beginning the shoot of the film. The pressure is building quickly since we want to help Jabbes tell his story and make an excellent film. We have been blessed with great support and I think the film is getting a lot of attention and we want to live up to the expectations. We are only shooting for 3-4 weeks, and from what I have been reading, a feature film takes about 9 weeks to shoot. We need to understand that the time we have is precious and we have to be on top of our game to accomplish a great film.